Sustainable forest management ties indigenous group together against eviction threats

In order to oppose logging activities in their territories (on-going since 1968)  and an attempt of eviction by the State (in 1992), the indigenous people of Huay Hin Lad Nai village, Northern Thailand, have established traditional forest management techniques and institutions, set up the Northern Farmer’s Network (NFN), and adopted a sustainable land and forest use planning system. These different actions have built cohesion in the community and helped resist logging and evictions.

Photo: AIPP

Chiang Rai province, Thailand
1992 - present